DMV workers have an unearned poor reputation despite the huge amounts of work they put in to help drivers and voters in every state. Unfortunately, the average DMV office is hardly ergonomic. It’s no surprise that many DMV employees experience leg fatigue, pain, and cramps. But nobody at the DMV needs to suffer.
Stress, Illness, and Leg Pain for DMV Employees
Given the ramp-up for issuing Real ID cards, plus recent shut-downs and subsequent re-openings due to COVID-19, work at the DMV has become more stressful than ever. Some states have been pushing DMV employees to put in massive amounts of overtime1 for years, and in 2020 many of the basics from road tests to new licenses, were put on hold due to stay-at-home orders. Appointments are piling up. Working at the DMV is one of the most stressful jobs in the United States.
The Demands of DMV Work
It’s no wonder that DMV workers are falling ill, experiencing fatigue and pain, and are often at a loss about what they can do. DMV offices are uncomfortable for everyone; few of us ever stop to consider how difficult work at the DMV is.
Whether you’re helping people fill out complex forms while standing at a window, stooped in front of a computer terminal for ten hours a day, or getting into and out of a dozen different motor vehicles to conduct road tests, you depend on your legs and lower body.
Is It Just Work Causing Your Leg Pain, Or Is It Venous Insufficiency?
It’s easy to decide that leg pain is just a natural part of being a DMV worker, but this is not the case. Your leg issues may be due to chronic venous insufficiency: a circulatory issue in which the valves that control the flow of blood through the veins break down, and cause cramps and pain in the lower legs.
Make An Appointment—No Long Lines!
Venous insufficiency is easily diagnosed via a non-invasive, painless ultrasound. It takes only twenty minutes and is performed in a clean, private facility. You can make an appointment today with Wellness and Surgery. Start down the road toward a working day free from leg pain with a simple click.